WCCUSD expands student meal program, adding supper

WCCUSD expands student meal program, adding breakfast and supper
District staff, volunteers and community partners are helping to distribute meals to local families at WCCUSD-sanctioned sites such as Kennedy High in Richmond. (Photo credit: WCCUSD)

The West Contra Costa Unified School District announced today it has expanded its student meal program during the COVID-19 school closure, adding supper to the existing breakfast and lunch pick up.

At 17 locations currently open for pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, breakfast, lunch and supper will be offered to children ages 18 and younger, regardless of socio-economic status or school of attendance, according to the District.

On Tuesday, the school district received a federal waiver to allow the distribution of the extra meal. Since the school closures began, WCCUSD has served more than 270,000 meals with help of staff, volunteers and community partners. One of its largest meal distribution days was this past Friday, when over 22,000 meals were picked up by families.

“These are unprecedented times we are living in right now and any support we can provide the families we serve is a huge benefit,” Superintendent Matthew Duffy said. “We appreciate WCCUSD’s partners, volunteers and staff stepping up and helping us provide families with meals during this crisis.”

For a complete list of the 17 locations distributing meals from 11 am to 1 pm, please visit www.wccusd.net/districtclosure.